Re: Alternative supply for tesla coils

>From: Tesla List <tesla-at-pupman-dot-com>
>To: tesla-at-pupman-dot-com
>Subject: Re: Alternative supply for tesla coils
>Date: Mon, 29 Mar 1999 21:49:40 -0700
>Original Poster: "Jim Lux" <jimlux-at-jpl.nasa.gov> 
>> Isn't the insulation on MOTs the same insulation on the secondaries 
>> NST's?  I it'll last on 15 KV, why not 8?
>Nope... the NST is potted, the MOT isn't. It isn't the winding to 
>insulation you are worried about here, it is the winding to core 
>Plunging the MOT in a bucket of oil would probably solve the insulation
Are you sure this is the case?  I've read on peoples sites that they've 
unpotted nsts and ran them dry with no ill effects(Chrs Hills's Tesla 
Coil Page http://www.hills2.u-net-dot-com/tesla/neon.htm). Never done it 
myself.  Can any one whose killed a MOT or two describe the mode of 

Chris, via the inter-thingy

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